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UPDATE: 6 injured in school bus crash near Winona


WINONA, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota State Patrol says six people were injured, one seriously, in a four-vehicle crash involving a school bus Wednesday morning on Highway 43 between Wilson and Winona.

The accident happened just before 7 a.m. on Highway 43 at County Road 21. According to the State Patrol, the school bus was northbound on Highway 43 when it was sideswiped by a Chevy Cavalier. The bus then entered the southbound lanes of Highway 43 and hit a Chevy Cobalt that was southbound on Highway 43. The Chevy Cavalier then went on to hit a Buick Regal that was northbound on Highway 43.

Four people, Dennis Becker, 64, of Winona; Dixie Peshon, 74; Jeremy Kline, 7, of Winona; Jeffrey William, 56, of Winona; and Mark Kalis, 52, of Lewiston all suffered non-threatening injuries in the crash.

One person, Kelsey Stolt, 22, of Ellendale, suffered a serious injury and was transported to Winona Health in Winona.

When KTTC arrived on scene, one car that appeared totaled was in the middle of Highway 43. At least 7 law enforcement vehicles were on the scene. State troopers were re-constructing the crash scene, marking tire prints in the snow with fluorescent colored spray paint.

Traffic was redirected away from Highway 43 to Stone Point Road.

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